Last year around this time DH and I fell pregnant on our very first try. Not to mention, we only had time that month to BD once! I was 43, he was 44. At 6 weeks it was found that I had a blighted ovum, however, we felt very happy that we were able to get pregnant in the first place. I have to say, that understanding how common miscarriages are and reading other women's experiences, was comforting. We were sad, of course, but not devastated. Our bodies can do amazing things, including determining when something is wrong and stopping the process.
We waited a little while before starting to try again. The past 3 months we were really committed. On the third cycle, we are pregnant again! I have just turned 44.
I decided to take the logical approach to being an older woman TTC. "Hey, I get my periods regularly and ovulate regularly as far as I know, there really is no reason I am not able to get pregnant. All it takes is one sperm and one egg."
I understand the risks. I am not naive to the facts about egg life and "old eggs", etc., but I like to think of my eggs as mature and at a point in their lives where they really know what they want. ;) With this, I stopped reading the statistics. We are not statistics. We are individuals, so pay no attention (or do whatever you want as a grown up person. lol)
So I just wanted to offer my story. If you are over 40 and want to have a child, it can be done naturally or with help, of course. And why shouldn't it be done when the parts are still working! Silly how much pressure women face with all areas of their bodies. I say, enough! Ok, I am done preaching :)
It is still early. I am hoping this one sticks. If not, we will keep trying. Woman over 40 are just as viable as younger women TTC, except we are lucky enough to have years of experience behind us!
That said, my symptoms are pretty strong right now. Bloating, a little cramping (no blood,) tugging, pulling sensation in belly, heartburn and so sleepy. In general I feel like I am just about to start my period (good times,) but I don't! I also believe I experienced implantation cramps 3 to 4 days before I tested positive. Further, I took the test a day too early and it said negative, so I waited one day after my period should have come and BFP! So don't get discouraged if you test early.
Ok, I have gone on long enough. Good luck to everyone! I love all of the support on this site, thank you!